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The Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award
Presented to Brewster Kahle, December 17, 2010 at Internet Archive
The Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award honors California librarian Zoia Horn, who in 1972 chose to serve time in jail rather than betray confidential information. Ms. Horn's experience sets an example of integrity over personal comfort, and has been a model discussed in library literature and shared with generations of library students everywhere. A key goal of the Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award is to celebrate and honor other selfless examples of commitment to intellectual freedom that help preserve free speech in an open society.
Zoia Horn presented the Intellectual Freedom Award to Brewster Kahle for successfully resisting a National Security Letter requesting a library patron's information.
Please see related video of the presentation and photos of the lunch that preceded it.